By Oliver Tremblay
If you want a large fill of Japanese food, then our list of the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton will surely fill your cravings for sashimi, cold soba, and donburi.
Not only did we search for places that ensure freshness, but we also made sure that these places offer authentic, high-quality Japanese meals! We also picked restaurants suggested by many locals and Japanese cuisine connoisseurs alike.
Without further ado, here are the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton!
|BEST FOR||Tapas-style Japanese buffet|
|ADDRESS||10108 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 780-756-9988|
|OPERATING HOURS||Wednesday – Monday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM|
Watari offers a large selection of sashimi, sushi, and Japanese style barbecues. They also offer classic Japanese alcoholic drinks like sake and Sapporo.
They also have gluten-free and vegetarian picks for those with dietary restrictions. Their eat-all-you-can buffet rates are $35 on weekdays and $37 on the weekends.
They offer delivery through Doordash, Ubereats, and Skipthedishes. But if you can pick it up yourself, they also have curbside pickups – just give them a call in advance!
Their offerings and calm atmosphere make them one of the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton.
- Japanese alcoholic drinks available
- Great picks for Japanese food
- Varied sashimi options
Jennifer W. had the pleasure of eating here and has this to say:
“It’s great! Very prompt. From when the food is chosen to when the food is delivered it’s very quick. No attempts to fill you up with air and drinks while waiting between plates. The food is delicious and the choices available are more then any I’ve seen offered in this city.”
Here’s Mike K. thinks of the food at Watari:
“One of the best meals I ever received in a Japanese Restaurant. The variety and quality was extremely exceptional as was the pricing! Make sure you ask for Jessica, one of the most patient and understanding servers I ever had. Can’t wait to get there again!”
2. Zen Sushi & Grill
|BEST FOR||Accessible strip mall location|
|ADDRESS||7618 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6B8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 780-757-8816|
|OPERATING HOURS||Wednesday – Friday: 11:30 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Saturday – Sunday: 11:30 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
Don’t overlook this little strip-mall joint – it packs big taste! Zen Sushi and Grill offers an array of sushi and à-la-carte Japanese plates.
They offer many kinds of dishes, such as miso soup, cucumber salad, and stir-fried vegetables. We suggest you get their best-selling Alberta roll that’s served with teriyaki beef, cucumber, and carrots.
They also have a signature Bento Box that are made for those with larger appetites. If you want to stay at home and eat their meals, they also offer delivery through Skipthedishes.
Many locals enjoy their food and often come here. And so, customers consider them one of the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton.
- Different kinds of Japanese fare
- Strip mall location
- Delivery available
Tahisha N. has this to say about their great meals and services:
“The service is great! The food is great! All the staff make a effort to make you feel welcome!!! They have been my go to sushi place and the quality is amazing. This is my number one sushi destination in the city! Thank you Zen.”
Nicky S. comments on their sashimi servings and services:
“This is our go-to sushi place; the food quality is spectacular and the customer service is exceptional. If you love sashimi like us and are going for lunch, be sure to ask for the Dinner Menu to maximize your sashimi intake.
They are always so kind and welcoming which keeps my wife and I coming back for more, like a toxic relationship because of the damage on our bank account except the food is actually amazing so it’s also like a healthy relationship in that regard.
Highly recommend this place. Keep up the amazing work, you guys!”
3. Sumo Sumo Sushi Bar & Grill
|BEST FOR||Japanese brunch buffet|
|ADDRESS||220 Lakeland Drive Suite 300 Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0N6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(780) 416-7866|
Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Another place that offers the best Japanese buffet in Edmonton is Sumo Sumo Sushi Bar & Grill. The restaurant offers plenty of sushi rolls, tempura, and even teppanyaki sets.
We suggest trying out their salmon tataki, Joe’s Special Roll, and udon. Their brunch buffet has so many choices for sashimi, sushi rolls, tempura, udon, and even desserts and drinks.
With a selection of hearty food and great customer services, they’re definitely one of the best restaurants to go to when you’re craving Japanese fare.
- Wide range of sashimi
- Brunch available
- Bubble tea and Japanese cocktails available
Edwin D. has this to say about their take out menu:
“This review is more for the Take out section. Although it is a small room it is worth the wait for a deliciously made sushi. They serve some unique sushi on their menu not like the traditional sushi people normally see, better than Mikado. Plus they have slushies, smoothies, and tea with lychee and/or tapioca my favourite. Menu is moderately pricey but better than the average sushi like Tokyo Express. Parking is large, staff is friendly, atmosphere is semi-cozy in the lobby for take out. No washrooms for the Take out lobby. I have dined in here before and it appears to not have changed too much and is very chilled but can be busy in this area at times, see photos. They do have specials at certain times and days as well. Recommended for sushi lovers.
If your looking to take someone on a date, this place would be one of my choices.”
Check out this review from Lydia F., regular customer of Sumo Sumo
“Every time I am in Sherwood Park I try to will whoever is with me to come to this restaurant. The sushi is always fresh and prepared well. The restaurant is clean and fairly well maintained. Some of their bench chairs need some new leather covers but the overall restaurant is very zen. They have fake plants and bamboo all over the restaurant. We happened to come during their lunch hour special so it was an extra bonus! Our server was also extra friendly and polite. This is by far my favourite sushi restaurant of all time!”
4. Tokyo Noodle Shop
|BEST FOR||Noodle meals|
|ADDRESS||#108, 10430 61 Avenue Edmonton AB T6H 2J3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(780) 540-2828|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM Saturday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM|
If what you’re craving for is some good ramen, udon, or even cold soba, then Tokyo Noodle Shop is the place for you. It’s no wonder they’re one of the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton.
They have a good selection of bento meals as well as sukiyaki and even cold soba! Other stuff they have are teriyaki, donburi, and sunomono.
We suggest trying out their delicious takoyaki. If you’re eating with friends, you should get their platters and their deep-fried sushi for an interesting experience.
- Noodles specialty
- Takeout menu available
- Wide selection of menu items
Take a look at what Epiphany C. thinks of their service:
“If I could give more stars I would.. my experience was great! All of the food was very flavourful! I did not dislike one of the things I ordered. That is very rare especially when it comes to AYCE dining. The butterfish was amazing, it just melts in your mouth. The staff was very friendly and the spacing was great. Whenever our water was halfway, we got a refill. The waitresses checked on how we were doing perfectly (not too much, not too little.) We left with very full bellies & the total w/o tip was $73 for two people. Completely worth it! Will definitely be back. One of my new favourites in Edmonton.”
Coral B. has this to say about their meals and services:
“Served very good food Fresh and large portions. The ice cream finish was a nice touch. Loved the Sunomono noodle soup. It’s all you can eat for lunch. I recommend this place highly”
5. Yang Ming Buffet
|BEST FOR||Sushi and sashimi with Chinese fare|
|ADDRESS||3414 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 0Z4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 780-752-7888|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday – Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
Next on our list of the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton is Yang Ming Buffet.
This place mostly offers Chinese fare, but they also have a wide variety of sushi rolls and even sashimi! Their Japanese menu has exciting options like snapper sushi, volcano rolls, salmon sashimi, and even deep-fried crab cheese.
They even have octopus sushi, as well as capelin sushi and miso soup. For their choices in Japanese food, we’re adding them to this list of the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton.
- Fresh sushi
- Large portions
- Delivery available
Muhammad P. left this review of Yang Ming Buffet:
“I visit this lovely spot quite often! This is my favorite restaurant to have a bite. I visit this spot many times. The meals are excellent, the crew is helpful and the payment is affordable. I enjoy being in this spot for a nice dinner.”
Braden A. had plenty to say about their sushi offerings:
“As of the reopening, the health protocols are top notch along with one of the best variety of food catered to culture. Very clean – sushi was delicious, freshly made, and would melt in your mouth. The selection is huge, and oftentimes find yourself coming back to new discoveries of food on the plate. The servers were great and nice. Would recommend.”
And our list for the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton ends on a high note! Whether you want to gorge on sashimi or feast on cold soba, the best Japanese buffets in Edmonton definitely will deliver.
Are there any other great options that we missed, though? Leave us a comment and we’ll update the article promptly.
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